Vodkatini / Vodka Martini
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Vodkatini / Vodka Martini
Cocktail recipe

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4.3 / 5
The Vodkatini, also known as the Vodka Martini, is a classic cocktail that epitomizes simplicity and elegance. Traditionally composed of vodka and a hint of white vermouth, this drink is ... more The Vodkatini, also known as the Vodka Martini, is a classic cocktail that epitomizes simplicity and elegance. Traditionally composed of vodka and a hint of white vermouth, this drink is a smooth, clear concoction that highlights the clean flavors of its ingredients. Served in a stylish cocktail glass, the Vodkatini offers a refined taste experience, making it a favorite among those who appreciate a sophisticated, minimalist cocktail. Its popularity stands as a testament to its enduring appeal in the world of mixology, where it continues to be celebrated for its crisp, polished profile. Ideal for cocktail enthusiasts searching for a classic vodka cocktail or a timeless martini variation, the Vodkatini remains a distinguished choice.
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Vodka
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37.18% | 2.53 units *
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Vodkatini, or Vodka Martini, is a masterclass in minimalist mixology, blending smooth vodka with a whisper of white vermouth to create a cocktail that is both elegantly simple and subtly complex. Its understated composition allows the clean, crisp notes of the vodka to shine through, complemented by the dry, herbal hints of the vermouth, making it a refined choice for enthusiasts of classic, polished drink profiles.

Method
How to make a Vodkatini / Vodka Martini

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Start by combining all the ingredients in a shaker or a mixing glass filled with ice, depending on whether you prefer your drink shaken or stirred
If shaking, energetically shake for 10-15 seconds, or until the shaker feels cold to the touch
For a stirred drink, gently mix the ingredients with a bar spoon for about 10-15 seconds, aiming for a smooth blend
Next, using a fine strainer, carefully pour your concoction into a glass that has been pre-chilled in the freezer for an optimal temperature
Enjoy your beautifully crafted cocktail, ideally served immediately to savor its flavors at their peak

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is the difference between a Vodkatini and a traditional Martini?

The main difference between a Vodkatini, also known as a Vodka Martini, and a traditional Martini lies in the base spirit used. A traditional Martini uses gin as its main spirit, while a Vodkatini uses vodka. Additionally, the traditional Martini often incorporates dry vermouth at a higher ratio compared to the Vodkatini, which typically features a lower proportion of white vermouth.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve a Vodkatini to best enjoy its flavors?

A Vodkatini is best served in a chilled cocktail glass to keep the drink cold without further dilution. It's recommended not to shake or stir the mixture to preserve the clear, crisp nature of the vodka and vermouth. Garnishing with a lemon twist or olive can add an additional layer of flavor.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I make a Vodkatini without vermouth?

While vermouth is a traditional ingredient in a Vodkatini, creating balance and adding complexity, some prefer their Vodkatini without it, favoring the unadulterated taste of vodka. This variation is often referred to as a 'naked' Vodkatini. It's a matter of personal taste, but the absence of vermouth significantly alters the traditional character of the cocktail.

FAQ

Is there a specific type of vodka recommended for making a Vodkatini?

For a Vodkatini, it's recommended to use a high-quality, smooth vodka to ensure the best tasting experience, as vodka is the dominant flavor in this cocktail. The specific choice of brand or type (wheat, rye, potato) largely depends on personal preference, though some aficionados prefer a vodka with subtle character to add depth to the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

What is the significance of the alcohol content in a Vodkatini?

The alcohol content of a Vodkatini, noted at 37.18% for this recipe, determines its strength and potency. A higher alcohol content signifies a stronger drink that will have more pronounced effects. It's essential for consumers to be aware of this to enjoy the cocktail responsibly, keeping in mind that the Vodkatini is a potent cocktail best savored slowly.

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